WordPress News Digest for Thursday, April 9, 2015

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5 Ways to Gain Free Press Coverage for Your Online Store

By / — A little bit of press coverage can boost your sales within a few hours, but keep in mind that you can’t build a business based on press coverage alone. If you ever watch Shark Tank, you’ll sometimes see how Mark Cuban… More →

5 best email opt-in plugins for WordPress

By / — Almost any online marketer will agree that email is one of the most effective marketing channels. Neil Patel, one of the world’s highest regarded online marketers, said “Out of all the channels I tested as […] The post 5 best… More →

AffiliateWP turns one

By / — One year ago today, I announced the launch of my commercial plugin for managing affiliate programs in WordPress, AffiliateWP. Today, that plugin is one year old, so I'd like to take a few minutes to look back over the last… More →

Critical Security Update For the WP REST API Plugin

By / — The WP REST API development team has released a critical security update. Rachel Baker, one of the lead developers of the WP REST API plugin says, “The release fixes a serious information disclosure vulnerability, which allowed for unpublished content and post revisions to be… More →

Give: A New Free Donations Plugin for WordPress

By / — The new Give WordPress plugin launched this week on WordPress.org. As far as donation plugins go, this one is making a big splash with its 0% commission charge approach. Any site using the plugin can collect 100% of the donations… More →

Hello everyone I want to become an editor…

By / — Hello everyone, I want to become an editor for the uz.wordpress.org page. Currently I’m translating WP into Uzbek. I found that the Uzbek page of the project hasn’t been updated since 2010. How can I join the managing team of… More →

How To Find A Good Domain Name For Your New Website

By / — When you’re about to create a website, there are two things you need: (1) someplace to host your site, and (2) a name for your site. These two things act like your virtual property and address where people will come… More →

How To Secure Your WordPress Blog, Helpful Tips For Any User

By / — It’s always all fun and games until you can’t login to your beloved WordPress website because the bad guys took… The post How To Secure Your WordPress Blog, Helpful Tips For Any User appeared first on Best Premium & Free… More →

How to Create a 12 Column Grid System with Sass

By / — Grid systems are an incredibly powerful tool when creating any sort of website, and it turns out that they’re a lot easier to do from scratch than you might think. If you’ve started picking up Sass after reading some of… More →

How to Find the Post ID in WordPress

By / — When I first started using WordPress several years ago, I remember a plugin asking me for a post ID. I thought I was getting to grips with WordPress quite quickly, but this had me stumped; I could see the name… More →

It’s The ‘Geeky’ Stuff That Matters To WP Clipboard

By / — I’m a born developer. I was building and running websites in the 1990s, and started working with WordPress, for blogs initially, in 2005. And by the time I founded WP Clipboard, WordPress had become my CMS of choice. I honestly… More →

Jane Doze & CURTAINS

By / — One of my favorite DJ groups the Jane Doze, they have a new original song called Lights Go Down: It’s cool to hear and also on iTunes and Spotify. I great test song for the headphones I talked about yesterday. More →

Podcast: Why Your Hosting Is Not Your Only Answer to WordPress Security – BobWP

By / — In episode 17, I chat a bit about why you shouldn’t expect miracles from your host regarding the security of your WordPress site. This podcast was inspired by a conversation I had with my friend Tony Perez from Sucuri.net when we both… More →

Salon Booking a WordPress Plugin for Busy Barber Shops

By / — Today we want to introduce you a recently released WordPress plugin developed by WordPress Chef, a team of Italian developers called: Salon booking. This plugin promises to simplify the life of busy barber shops, hairdressing salons, beauty center and all that… More →

Special Two Month Spring Savings from WP Engine

By / — With the arrival of Spring comes a new offer from WP Engine, the best fully-managed WordPress hosting platform. They have launched a two-month long special offer code that will allow new customers to save 33% off the first two months… More →

The Best 100 Free WordPress Themes Ever

By / — Looking for a free WordPress theme that rivals premium themes? Our roundup highlights 100 of the top free themes the WordPress.org directory has to offer. More →

Theme Designers Toolkit: Free Design Elements, Apps and Tools for Creating WordPress Themes

By / — This post is for the theme designers amongst us – it’s always good to build up a “tool kit” of resources that you can use when mocking up your themes and creating the theme demos as good content in your… More →

This Week in WordPress: FBI Warning to WP Sites, Top Caching Plugins Ranked

By / — This week’s round-up of WordPress news, views and reviews summarized in our daily email newsletter, The WhiP. Subscribe to The Whip for daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

WPWeekly Episode 187 – The Pain Points of WordPress with Bob Dunn of BobWP

By / — This week, Marcus Couch and I are joined by WordPress trainer and coach, Bob Dunn. Dunn provides WordPress training through workshops, one-on-one training, and tutorials. I enjoy interviewing WordPress trainers and coaches because they have unique insight into the trouble… More →

We Should Be Using The WordPress Style Guide

By / — When working on custom solutions for others – be it for themes, plugins, or some other extension for WordPress – one of the things I think is important is to make sure the Dashboard has the same look and feel… More →

WordPress Competitors – 16 Popular Alternatives to WordPress

By / — WordPress is popular, and we love it, but it is not the only publishing platform. There are WordPress alternatives that you can use to build your website. Recently one of our readers asked us to write about WordPress competitors. In… More →

isset() Assumptions

By / — register_setting() can be really handy, but take note! The first time your option gets saved, it’ll pass through the santize callback twice. With most input, it won’t matter; and if you’re explicit, it won’t matter either. But under the right… More →